Daily Encouragement

February 17 – Unclean Men make Clean Men Unclean. Except…..

February 17
Leviticus 4:1-5:19
Mark 2:13-3:6
Psalm 36:1-12
Proverbs 10:1-2

Leviticus 4:2 – Sinning thru ignorance. Centuries earlier Job was concerned about his children sinning in Job’s ignorance (Job 1:5).

Leviticus 5:3 – A “clean” person became “unclean” by touching an “unclean” person. The person did not become “clean” by being touched by a “clean” person. Except when one man did so 1,400 years later (Matthew 8:3).

On a boat on the Sea of Galilee, Author’s Picture

Mark 2:13 – I had the opportunity to travel with Jimmy DeYoung to Israel and we stayed by the sea side of Galilee.

Mark 2:17 – I’m glad that Jesus came to call me to repentance!

Psalm 36:7 – Lovingkindness – again we see the root word Hesed. Discover the Word points out how this word is exemplified in Ruth 3:10, she chose to stay loyal to  Naomi, an act of kindness, a choice of love. John MacArthur discusses hesed as well.

…the Hebrew word chesed which basically is translated loving kindness. That is the attribute of God that we want to focus on. God is possessed by an innate good will toward sinners, an innate kindness. God is by nature merciful, tender-hearted, compassionate. God withholds judgment. God grants benevolent favors because it is His nature. It is a reason to praise Him. It is a reason to honor Him. It is a reason to worship Him….

Proverbs 10:1 – We have moved from the introductory contrasts, to the pithy saying section. 26 of the 32 verses in this chapter use “but” as a contrast as a feature of antithetical Hebrew poetry.

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